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BLIND. One who is deprived of the faculty of seeing.
     2. Persons who are blind may enter into contracts and make wills like others. Carth. 53; Barn. 19, 23; 3 Leigh, R. 32. When an attesting witness becomes blind, his handwriting may be proved as if he were dead. 1 Stark. Ev. 341. But before proving his handwriting the witness must be produced, if within the jurisdiction of the court, and examined. Ld. Raym. 734; 1 M. & Rob. 258; 2 M. & Rob. 262.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But whatever the derivation, 2012 will go down as a dreadful year for the sorry habit of turning a blind eye.
"It is no secret that there are gay clergy and there are gay bishops, and the institutional church seems to be turning a blind eye when we should be encouraging honesty," he said in a recent interview.
"The policy of turning a blind eye on hate crimes resulted in the destruction of churches and temples and bloodshed of thousands of innocent citizens in the name of religion or sect," said the statement, signed by Lahore Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha, the commission's chairman, and Peter Jacob, its executive secretary.